July 16, 2021

HHSC announces its submission of an extension application to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Texas Healthcare Transformation Quality Improvement Program (THTQIP) waiver under section 1115 of the Social Security Act. The extension request is for approximately 10 years, which will provide the 1115 waiver authority through 2030. The extension reflects the same terms and conditions agreed to and approved by CMS on Jan. 15, 2021.

The requested extension will allow Texas continued flexibility to pursue the goals of the existing 1115 waiver:

  • Expand risk-based managed care to new populations and services.
  • Support the development and maintenance of a coordinated care delivery system.
  • Improve outcomes while containing cost growth.
  • Transition to quality-based payment systems for managed care and providers.

Stakeholders may take part in a meeting regarding the waiver application next Tuesday:

July 20, 2021
11 a.m. Central time
Register for the webinar.

Stakeholders may review the final application posted here.